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Species Zeiraphera improbana - Larch Needleworm - Hodges#3241

A small moth to ID. - Zeiraphera improbana Zeiraphera improbana - male - female Unknown Tortricid - Zeiraphera improbana Zeiraphera improbana Zeiraphera improbana Tortricidae: Zeiraphera improbana - Zeiraphera improbana Zeiraphera improbana Zeiraphera improbana
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Zeiraphera
Species improbana (Larch Needleworm - Hodges#3241)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zeiraphera improbana (Walker, 1863)
Sciaphila improbana Walker, 1863 (1)
Sciaphila indivisana Walker, 1863 (1), (2)
Zeiraphera diffinana (Walker, 1863) (3)
Paedisca diffinana Walker, 1863 (1)
Cydia pseudotsugana Kearfott, 1904 (4)
Zeiraphera diniana (Guenée, 1845) (5)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin improbans meaning "disapproving."
Wingspan 10-18 mm. (2)
Transcontinental in southern Canada and northern United States. (2)
Type locality: St. Martin's Falls, Albany River, Hudson's Bay Company, Ontario (George Barnston). (2)
Larval hosts: (2)
tamarack (Larix laricina)
western larch (Larix occidentalis)
Print References
Walker, F. 1863. Crambites & Tortricites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 27: 337. (1)
Works Cited
1.List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXVII - Crambites & Tortricites.
Francis Walker. 1863. British Museum (Natural History), p.1-286.
2. The North American species of the genus Zeiraphera (Treitschke) Olethreutidae
A. Mutuura; T. N. Freeman. 1966. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 5(3): 153-176.
3.On some changes in nomenclature of Microlepidoptera, with description of a new species
James H. McDunnough. 1959. American. Museum Novitates 154: 1-9.
4.New tortricids from Kaslo, B.C., and the northwest.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1904. The Canadian Entomologist 33(4-5): 109-117, 137-141.
5.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.